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Morrisville State College Athletics to celebrate "National Student-Athlete Day" Friday

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College Athletic Department will honor more than 400 student-athletes on Friday, May 7 with a barbeque, celebrating the success of Mustang student-athletes for their excellence in the classroom, on the fields and in the community this past academic year.

The event highlights National Student-Athlete Day, which honors student-athletes and the network of parents, coaches, teachers and school systems that make it possible for young people to strike a balance between academic and athletic achievement. The day, established by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports and Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, is co-sponsored by the NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Outside of their performance on the playing fields and courts this season, Morrisville State student-athletes have embraced the concept of service to the local community through various community service programs and efforts. Student-athletes have logged more than 300 hours combined, reaching out to a variety of programs such as the Ronald McDonald House, volunteering at races, offering free sports clinics to local youth, the Salvation Army, Pathfinder Village, community clean-up’s, Reading Across America programs, and the Special Olympics.

Ninety-five student-athletes will also be acknowledged for their accomplishments in the classroom, earning Scholar-Athlete honors for achieving a 3.0 GPA or better for the fall term.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.